Waist Training - What's the fuss about it? - Alejandra's Life

Waist Training – What’s the fuss about it?

August 22, 2016


I should have started with the waist trainer after having my boy but with depression and tiredness, I completely forgotten about my body – True story.

Now, after almost 2 years I started – as seriously started – the waist training and taking care of my body, reducing weight.

So what is Waist Training

Waist training is the process of reducing your natural waist size and accentuating curves with the aid of waist trainer or a tight laced corset. These garments are responsible for giving a woman an exaggerated hourglass figure, which is a tiny waist and curves over the hips.

Why the Fuss about?

Well, for me I think everyone was against it. In the 90’s and early 00’s, there was this tendency of using low cut jeans, (awful trend really!) – which created an abnormal mass of fat in the upper part where the jeans button was. so you could see the legs and bottom compressed in a jeans and just above it the fluff tummy. Which created a long term battle for those who wore that type of jeans. Love handles were always here since the beginning of humankind, but after this trend it became more accentuated. And let’s not forget that since Kim Kardashian started wearing ir, please went crazy… because… trends…

How it Works

Normally you start to buy your own size on a waist trainer. The challenge here is using it one day for a couple of hours to see how it goes, then the next day (or when you feel comfortable with) start to increase the hours you use and start to tighten it even more.

When should you start wearing it

Whenever you want. No age, no size, no moment. When you feel the need of it. When I was pregnant I bought one, but after trying it,  6 weeks after (I had a Cesarean, so I didn’t felt comfortable before that), the trainer was too tight and I didn’t cared about it. I was feeling depressed and tired. Which was totally wrong! But you really should wear one after having your baby. makes miracles.

My experience

So I was a size 18/20. in 2 months and a half I am now a size 14/16 and it’s beginning to be “too comfortable”. which means I need to get a lower size.

I have like a collection of them. I sleep with one of neoprene, it’s not very tight but makes you sweat while you sleep. then I have my  16/18 which is now absolutely fortable and I can wear it below clothes – which I am not going to throw away just because is a little loose, I am going to keep it for the next pregnancy.

Sorry I dont have the links for these since I bought them long ago.

And then I found this one, which I am using and is really great and good quality – and an excellent price. Because you can have a waist trainer for 0.99 cents (or pence) and they are rubbish. Too short and bad quality, and will probably create you a rash.

How did you cope with Waist training? Did you try it, use it or are thinking about it?

Let me know your thought and experiences.

Ale x

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